39 days in Dordogne Itinerary

39 days in Dordogne Itinerary

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39 days in Dordogne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Brantome
— 15 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mescoules
— 12 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester

15
nights
Brantome

Brantome ©
Get out of town with these interesting Brantome side-trips: Hautefort (Chateau de Hautefort & Musee de la Medecine), Perigueux (Grotte de Tourtoirac, Cathedrale St-Front, & more) and Nontron (Chateau de Nontron & Papeterie de Vaux). Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Perigord Vert Aventures.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brantome trip builder.

Manchester, UK to Brantome is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Brantome. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in October: highs in Brantome hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Brantome

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perigueux, Nontron, Villars, Corgnac-sur-l'Isle, Hautefort
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Brantome Police Horses & Friends ©
Cathedrale St-Front ©
Cathedrale St-Front
Chateau de Hautefort ©
Chateau de Hautefort

11
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Le Regourdou (in Lascaux), Le Bugue (Le Bournat & Aquarium du Perigord Noir) and Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Beynac, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lascaux II.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip builder.

Traveling by car from Brantome to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mescoules.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, La Roque-Gageac, Le Bugue, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Tursac
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Lascaux II ©
Lascaux II

12
nights
Mescoules

Mescoules ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mescoules side-trips: Château de Biron (in Biron), Karting du Perigord (in Beaumont-du-Perigord) and Moulin de la Rouzique (in Couze-et-Saint-Front).

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mescoules vacation builder.

You can drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Mescoules in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mescoules are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Mescoules

#Outdoors, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergerac, Ribagnac, Prigonrieux, Les Jardins de Sardy, Montaigne's Tower
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Zoo de Mescoules ©
Zoo de Mescoules
Chateau de Bridoire ©
Chateau de Bridoire
Chateau Belingard ©
Chateau Belingard

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